Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury


Welcome to my stop in THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Melinda Salisbury Blog Tour hosted by RockStar Book Tours. Today on my stop we have a Spotlight + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!


THE SLEEPING PRINCE
Melinda Salisbury
(The Sin Eater's Daughter #2)
Published : May 31th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

BUY LINKS:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads



MEET THE AUTHOR:

Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, somewhere in the south of England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also likes medieval castles, non-medieval aquariums, Richard III, and all things Scandinavian. The Sin Eater’s Daughter is her first novel, and will be published by Scholastic in 2015. She is represented by the amazing Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White.

She tweets. A lot.

FIND HER HERE:

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Tumblr | Instagram | Pinterest


GIVEAWAY:

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FOLLOW THE TOUR:

WEEK ONE:

5/23/2016- Dark Faerie Tales- Interview
5/24/2016- Addicted Readers- Review
5/25/2016- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
5/26/2016- Once Upon a Twilight- Review
5/27/2016- Fiktshun- Guest Post


WEEK TWO:

5/30/2016- My Friends Are Fiction- Review
5/31/2016- Adventures of a Book Junkie- Guest Post
6/1/2016- The Broke and the Bookish- Review
6/2/2016- Fiction Fare- Interview
6/3/2016- Mundie Moms- Review


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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blog Tour: Cargo by Jen Castleberry

 

Welcome to my stop in the CARGO by Jen Castleberry Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today on my stop we have an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!



CARGO
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
 Published: January 17th, 2016

The earth has been reduced to a singular continent, governed by extra-terrestrials, collapsed by nuclear weapons residue and wracked with radiation sickness. Only one viable territory remains, and access there is restricted by a mysterious selection process. Everyone hopes to be chosen for transport. Everyone but Cass.

Seventeen year old Cassidy Hartinger has spent the past eleven years living in a government-maintained bunker. She should be thrilled when a handsome transporter arrives to take her to the Reservation. So why does she feel like he's dragging her, kicking and screaming, straight into the anti-paradise?

Faced with gun-wielding survivalists and elemental catastrophes, will Cass make it more than two steps out of the bunker? Will her journey to peace and safety in the Reservation turn out to be the most perilous thing she's encountered so far?

Fast-paced action and a tumultuous teenage romance will keep readers begging for more installments of The Reservation Trilogy!



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jen Castleberry is a North Carolina native currently based in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a Communications graduate and proud ECU alum.

When she's not writing, Castleberry works full-time as a Veterinary Assistant at a local animal shelter.

Her affection for all critters, large and small, comes home with her at the end of each day. She frequently lends her house and heart to homeless animals in need of foster.

Her own clan of silly creatures include an Akita, a Basset Hound, a Maine Coon, and of course, her active-duty husband.

At twenty-seven, Castleberry hopes to soon realize a life-long dream of writing professionally.

The first installment of her YA debut series premiered in January of 2016.

FIND THE AUTHOR HERE:


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

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Welcome to my stop in the OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee Blog Tour hosted by Penguin. Today on my stop we have a Random 25 Questions + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!



Outrun the Moon Blog Tour- Guest Post with Stacey Lee
OUTRUN THE MOON
by Stacey Lee
Published: May 24th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare's School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare's is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong--until disaster strikes. On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy's home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city? Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads



25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME:

1.) I was once a lawyer. I worked in house at a high tech company in the Silicon Valley.

2.) I had to wear braces twice, once as a kid, and once as an adult. (Wear your retainer!)

3.) I have perfect pitch and play piano by ear. I played classical piano for 18 years.

4.) I’m the middle of three girls, and yes, the black sheep.




5.) The last concert I saw was Taylor Swift.

6.) I went surfing for the first time last summer. This is how it went:

Craig Anderson. High fade and nonchalance.
videog bokor

(Just kidding, I actually got a black eye)

7.) When I was a teen, I was once in Seventeen Magazine.

8.) I was the "Siri" for a paging company when pagers were popular.

9.) My mother is a native San Franciscan, born in Chinatown.

10.) I’m a Leo. Leos are supposed to be confident, ambitious, loyal, generous, and encouraging. I’d say I got 3 out of 5.

11.) My favorite part of the writing process is revision. Plotting is my least favorite part.

12.) I’m finicky about the weather, which is why I love California. It’s always mid-seventies where I live, which is perfect for me. (http://giphy.com/gifs/5k-california-san-diego-YFCzJPNoDnMEo)

13.) Sixteen year old me snuck out a lot. I hope my parents aren’t reading this.

14.) I play board games to win. If we’re playing Taboo or Pictionary, you want me on your team. (http://geekandsundry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/giphy-1.gif)

15.) If I could eat Hawaiian papaya every day, I would.

16.) I’m allergic to most things with fur, and have great pet-envy. (http://giphy.com/gifs/baby-rabbit-bunny-137tewcWQVfmve)

17.) My superpower is funky dancing, an underappreciated skill. You ever want to get someone’s attention? Funky dancing. (https://wifflegif.com/gifs/484646-60s-soul-train-super-funky-dancing-gif)

18.)  I’m horrible at sports. I’ve been hit more times with the than I actually hit the ball. (http://giphy.com/gifs/cheezburger-taylor-swift-ZAGB2bwZkdSqA)

19.)  I love pink and purple, but I mostly wear black.

20.)  I’ve broken my tailbone twice. This probably relates to #20.

21.) My fantasy job would be a panda bear nanny. (http://www.hngn.com/articles/174498/20160129/panda-jobs-hugger-nanny-video.htm) This probably relates to #17.

22.) I love walking. It helps unstick my brain. I measure word count by how many steps I take.

23.) I love audiobooks. Half the books I read are on audiobook. The last one I enjoyed was MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS, by Lisa Yee, and it was fantastic.

24.) My first car was bright yellow, and attracted bees.

25.) There are only 24 interesting facts about me.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

stacey lee
Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to nap during the day, and it was easier than moving to Spain. She plays classical piano, raises children, and writes YA fiction.

Find Stacey Online!

FIND THE AUTHOR HERE:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


GIVEAWAY:
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TOUR SCHEDULE:

THE FOREST OF WORDS & PAGES–Guest Post–05/17/16

WINTERHAVEN BOOKS–Character playlist–05/18/16

ADDICTED READERS–25 Random Things About Me–05/19/16

ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT–Review & Giveaway–05/20/16

Rainy Days Coffee and Books–Video Review–05/23/16

Clear Eyes, Full Shelves–Guest post 3–05/24/16

Twinning for Books–Book Soundtrack–05/25/16

IT STARTS AT MIDNIGHT–Guest post 2–05/26/16

BOOKIEMOJI–Review & Giveaway–05/27/16

The Social Potato–Would You Rather?–05/30/16

MUNDIE MOMS–Interview–05/31/16

THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLDS–Interview–06/01/16

Read Write Love 28–Interview–06/02/16

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway: The Inquisition by Taran Matharu


Welcome to my stop in THE INQUISITION by Taran Matharu hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today on my stop we have a Guest Post + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!



THE INQUISITION
Published: May 10th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

More demons, epic battles, and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next installment in the Summoner Trilogy...

On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future - the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins.

But Fletcher has little time to dwell on these new revelations when the king announces a deadly challenge to the graduating students at Vocans. One that involves entering Orc territory to complete a risky mission. With loyal demons by their sides, commoners and nobles, dwarves and elves must overcome barriers of class and race and work together to triumph. The reward: a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and PEACE.

With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him and it soon becomes clear that there's a traitor in their midst, trying to thwart the mission and create unrest within the Empire.

With everything stacked against him, Fletcher must use everything in his power to fight his way to victory.
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GUEST POST:

In the Summoner series, summoners must capture demons using portals between the demon world (the Ether) and their own. These demons become their familiars, and are also their owner’s source of mana (energy used for performing spells). Young summoners are trained at Vocans Academy, until they graduate as battlemages and become officers in the army, join the Celestial Corps (demon riding pilots) or join the Dragoons (demonic cavalry). Below are just a few of the demons that appear in The Inquisition, released on May 10th in North America.


Arach - Level 6 (Didric Cavell)


The Arach appears as an enormous spider, almost as large as a wild boar. Its eight dextrous legs are capable of skilful manipulation, allowing the demon to jump as high as ten feet and grasp its opponents by the face. The Arach has three powerful abilities. The first is the gossamer spell, shooting a luminescent web that puts one in mind of the silk of a glowworm - an adhesive that fades out of existence after a few hours. The second is the vicious sting that protrudes from its abdomen, the venom of which is capable of killing a grown man, if the impalement on the spike does not do the job first. Finally, rather like some breeds of tarantula, the Arach is capable of releasing the bristled hair from its back to float in the air, scourging their opponents’ skin and even blinding them. Only their summoners are immune to these bristles, as well as the Arach’s venom.



Caladrius - Level 7 (Atilla Thorsager)





Phoenix - Level 7

A large bird with red-orange plumage and long tail feathers like that of a peacock, the Phoenix is the rarest of the four elemental avian demons. High in mana and capable of breathing fire like a Salamander, these demons are said to inhabit the rims of active volcanoes in the ether.




Halcyon - Level 7

The Halcyon is thought to be the most common of the four elemental avians, with bright metallic feathers that make them shine brightly when they fly. With razor-sharp talons, high mana levels and the ability to fire lightning from their elongated tail feathers, their conspicuousness is their only disadvantage.




Polarion - Level 7
Polarions are believed to inhabit the clouds above the ether’s seas, using their ice ability to hunt any small demons foolish enough to leap out of the water. Rare sightings report the demon to be built much like a kingfisher, with blue-black plumage and a white belly. They are unusually high in mana and have the extremely rare ability to freeze their enemies, making them a fine addition to any summoner’s roster.




Alicorn - Level 8

A horse demon with swan-like wings and a single horn growing from the centre of its forehead. These equine demons are notoriously difficult to capture thanks to their speed both in the air and on land. The Alicorn herds migrate across Hominum’s part of the ether once each decade, and those that are slow enough to be captured tend to be the sick, injured or young.





Hippogriff - Level 8

The Hippogriff is a hybrid of eagle and horse. Though fast on the ground, it lacks the fierce claws of its more powerful and rarer cousin, the Griffin, relying on strikes from its beak and hooves. It is a popular choice of demon for members of the Celestial Corps, second only to the Peryton.



Nanaue - Level 9

This humanoid shark demon is a favourite among orc shamans thanks to its vicious jaws, sharp claws and impressive agility. With a posture more akin to a chimpanzee than a man, these demons are excellent climbers and are capable of jumping great distances. They come in the various breeds of their animal counterparts, with the great white, hammerhead and tiger shark being the most common.



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Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013.

Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’. 

Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months. 

After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

His SUMMONER trilogy is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan and Record in Brazil. Book 1 will be published by EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in Bulgaria and Alpress in the Czech Republic.







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